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LockBit
LockBit leak site is back online

LockBitSupp, the individual running the LockBit ransomware-as-a-service operation, has made good on one promise: the LockBit leak site is back online on backup domains, with …

Avast
Avast ordered to pay $16.5 million for misuse of user data

The Federal Trade Commission will require software provider Avast to pay $16.5 million and prohibit the company from selling or licensing any web browsing data for advertising …

LockBit takedown
LockBit takedown: Infrastructure disrupted, criminals arrested, decryption keys recovered

In the wake of yesterday’s surprise law enforcement takeover of LockBit’s leak site, the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) and Europol have shared more information …

LockBit seizure notice
LockBit disrupted by international law enforcement task force

On Monday afternoon, LockBit’s leak site has been taken over by a coalition of law enforcement agencies and is showing a seizure notice that promises more details today, …

ALPHV Blackcat
Law enforcement seizes ALPHV/Blackcat sites, offers decryptor to victims

The US Justice Department announced today a disruption campaign against the Blackcat/ALPHV ransomware group and let victims know that there is a decryptor they can use. FBI …

Cybercrime operation that sold millions of fraudulent Microsoft accounts disrupted

Microsoft disrupted an alleged threat actor group that built viable cybercrime-as-a-service (CaaS) businesses. Dubbed Storm-1152 by Microsoft, the group bilked enterprises and …

handcuffs
Ukrainian ransomware gang behind high-profile attacks dismantled

Law enforcement and judicial authorities from seven countries have joined forces with Europol and Eurojust to dismantle and apprehend in Ukraine key figures behind significant …

fighting ransomware
The shifting sands of the war against cyber extortion

Ransomware and cyber extortion attacks aimed at organizations are not letting up. Occasionally, they even come in pairs. The often large and sometimes massive ransomware …

Mark O'Neill
Balancing telecom security, law enforcement, and customer trust

In this Help Net Security interview, Mark O’Neill, CTO at BlackDice Cyber, talks about collaboration, transparent policies, and a security-first mindset. As 5G and IoT emerge, …

EncroChat
EncroChat dismantling lead to 6500 arrests, EUR 900 million seized

Worldwide, 6558 arrests follow the dismantling of EncroChat, a tool favored by organized crime groups (OCGs). 197 of those arrested were high-value targets. This result is …

lock
Cyber extortion hits all-time high

Cyber extortion attacks have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, posing a significant threat to organizations of all sizes and industries, according to Orange …

Department of Justice
DoJ cracks down on cryptocurrency fraud, seizes $112 million in linked funds

The Department of Justice (DoJ) declared the confiscation of digital currency valued at approximately $112 million connected to fraudulent cryptocurrency investments. …

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